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Old 06-12-2011, 06:37 PM   #11
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I can see where it would be inconvenient. The curved edges can be really hard to get coralline off it. But I find it's worth the trouble. I like the all in one, I also love the fact that it's contained. I have almost no water loss.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:40 PM   #12
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How much could I expect a 29 gallon to cost me a month? Once again I know nothing about SW
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:42 PM   #13
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I ordered my cube online with free shipping and it was packed really really well. i got mine at petsolutions.com. You also get a $30 fish credit if you buy it.
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I ordered my cube online with free shipping and it was packed really really well. i got mine at petsolutions.com. You also get a $30 fish credit if you buy it.
Did you just order it through Amazon from petsolutions? The fluval Flora I got in the mail (the one that was broken) was very very poorly packed. How often and how much water would I have to change?
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:56 PM   #15
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I got mine directly through petsolutions. I change about 4-5g a week and I am not running a skimmer. I keep the trates at about 5, hoping the new media basket will help and the fuge I have for it.

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http://www.petsolutions.com/storefro...icBioCube.html
If I buy the 29 in this link, then I could have a successful reef tank without any modifications? I need to make sure I can afford this (I am saving for college).
Tell me if this is incorrect and if I miss anything:
20$ a month for salt
6$ a month for RO water
260$ for the tank (one time payment)
30$ a month to add/ replace coral
3$ a month for fish food
60$ every year for new lights
2$ a month for coral ferts

Did I miss anything?

Edit: how much will live rock cost? And the sand?
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:21 PM   #17
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That list looks about right.With all that you can keep fish and a good variety of corals.

A refractometer to read salinty is only like $30 and you'll need an API test kit too, don't forget! lol
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oops didn't see the rock question.

You could have like 35lbs of base rock at $2 a lb or less and maybe 5-10lbs of live rock from a lfs for say $6 a lb. No need to get all live rock at such a $$ amount
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oops didn't see the rock question.

You could have like 35lbs of base rock at $2 a lb or less and maybe 5-10lbs of live rock from a lfs for say $6 a lb. No need to get all live rock at such a $$ amount
Thanks for your help, I might be able to afford this!
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Time to sweet talk to my parents lol
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